Mostly this time since March 13th, when quarantine began here, has been…well…flat. A medical, cultural and economic crisis continues to whirl in the big world but we have been confined to a little world (and while I consider it to have been “flat”, the curator thinks it has been a reverie, a calming time of enforced contemplation and welcome quiet…)
My exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art could not open May 9th. R’s Clifford Gleason exhibit at the HFMA could not open June 6th. We were absolved of opening receptions, lectures, gallery tours. My exhibit is entitled “Memory as Myth” and I began to think this was aptly named…but suddenly last week we got word that indeed the museum will open August 20th with two exhibits: “Bonnie Hull: Memory as Myth” and “Clifford Gleason: The Promise of Paint”…the monograph written by curator Roger Hull “Clifford Gleason: The Promise of Paint” will be for sale. Woohoo!!
Things were wrapped, packed, transported…from the Mill studio,
from XGallery in Portland,
from home and from collectors
and today we delivered the drawing books for the cases in the print room…they are off the dining room table at last.
We met with exhibition designer and preparator Silas Cook about possible wall colors and placement
and we began to arrange the drawing books in the display cases and arrange the work on paper
and by the time we left for lunch Silas and Fred were painting the gallery
This east wall will have a grid of 16 of the 65 new Corona Series drawings I’ve been working on during quarantine
and I have to admit…it was pretty exciting. Next time we’re in everything should be up…My exhibit is up until October 17th and the Gleason show until October 31st. Hope you can come take a look…
and because it always is true things come in bunches, a new gallery opens in Salem this Friday night:
Salem on the Edge, 156 Liberty Street NE, and my work will be there with a group of 14 artists. I’m pretty sure you’ll need to check it out and support Melanie Weston..not many people would open a gallery at this moment, but we’re glad she has…(the two white ones to the left of center are mine)…
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